Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kelly Shorts Stadium
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The Western Michigan Broncos take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Kelly Shorts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 4 point favorites. This season the Broncos are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Chippewas have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Zach Terrell finished with 270 yards through the air for Western Michigan last week. He completed 18 passes out of 27 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jamauri Bogan, who finished with 104 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Michael Henry was the team leader in receiving with a total of 125 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Michigan got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 407 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 137 yards on 37 attempts.
Cooper Rush finished with 402 yards passing for Central Michigan last week. He went 25 for 45, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led on the ground by Devon Spalding, who finished with 48 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Corey Willis led the team in receiving with 145 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Central Michigan had 22 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 495 yards for the contest. The Chippewas ran for 93 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Western Michigan scores 43.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 15th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17 passes on 24.8 attempts for a 68.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 223.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 72nd in college football. The Broncos run for an average of 247.3 yards per game on 49 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the nation. They also run 73.8 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 470.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 39th overall this season. The Broncos average 24.8 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the country. They accumulate 54 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Western Michigan allows 221.3 passing yards per game, ranking 59th in D-1, and they allow 20.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 36th. They give up 17 completions on 27.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.4. The Broncos allow 108.5 rushing yards per game on 31.5 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the country. Western Michigan allows 329.8 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 29th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 50.8 yards per game, ranking them 50th among D-1 teams.
Central Michigan averages 39.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 34th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.8 passes per game on 37.3 attempts for a 61.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 338 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th in Division 1. The Chippewas run for an average of 138.3 yards per game on 32.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 100th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 476.3 yards per game, ranking them 35th in the country on offense. The Chippewas get an average of 23.3 first downs per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. They average 51.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 73rd in college football.
Central Michigan allows an average of 230.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 69th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 56th in the nation. They give up 20 completions on 37.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3 per game. The Chippewas allow 107 rushing yards per contest on 30.3 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Central Michigan allows 337.5 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 59.8 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
09/25/16 Backup QB Jake Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/25/16 WR Jesse Kroll Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/25/16 WR Mark Chapman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/25/16 DE Mitch Stanitzek Knee "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
08/19/16 RB Romello Ross ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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